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Driver injured when 18-wheeler overturned outside La Plata

The crash happened at 3:05 a.m. on Thursday. (MGN Online)

A northeast Missouri truck driver was injured when his 18-wheeler overturned overnight.

It happened just after 3 a.m. Thursday on Highway 156 one-half mile east of La Plata, Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Roy Couch, 60, of Hannibal, Missouri, ran his big rig off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected and then ran off the left side of the highway.

Couch suffered moderate injuries. He was taken by ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment.

The tractor-trailer came to rest on its side in the road.

Couch was not wearing a seat belt.

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